Institutionen för bioprodukter och bioteknik

Fotoaktiva organiska material

Fotoaktiva organiska material -forskningsgrup fokuserar på tillämpningar som sträcker sig från solenergiomvandling, belysningsteknologier och ljusinducerade terapier inom nanomedicin.
Photo shows chemistry researcher in a white lab coat wearing blue gloves working in the laboratory with a pipette.
Photo of Research Fellow Eduardo Anaya by Fotoni Film & Communication
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2023 Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardees (extern länk)

Presented to up-and-coming researchers in the early stages of their independent academic careers.

Dean Kruus

Chem Awards 2022 are chosen

The School of Chemical Engineering rewards outstanding individuals and teams during the year.

Eduardo Anaya pelaa rugbya, kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Introducing... Eduardo Anaya Plaza (extern länk)

A new type of profile focusing on first-time corresponding authors. With hundreds of such authors a year, there are many new faces to celebrate.

Koeputkia, joissa on eri värisiä nesteitä.

A greener route to blue – a new method drastically reduces the amount of solvent needed to produce widely used organic dyes

Phthalocyanines dyes can be produced with solid-state synthesis instead of high-boiling organic solvents.



  1. Organisk syntes av fotoaktivt molekylärt och supramolekylärt material
  2. Utveckling av biohybridsystem för ljusinducerade terapier
  3. Syntes av ljusaktiverade självsteriliserande material
  4. Energiomvandlingsteknik

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  • Kristina Gasthofer (2023, project student)
  • Ahmed Shaukat (2023 PhD Thesis, 2019 MSc Thesis, 2018 Summer intern)
  • Mikko Korkiakoski (2023 MSc. thesis)
  • Obed Rodriguez-Perez (2023 summer intern and part-time project worker)
  • Aya Kähäri (2022 project student and 2023 summer intern)
  • Anniina Savolainen (2023 MSc. Thesis
  • Inka Lehtonen (2019 BSc. Thesis)

Selected publications:

  1. A Greener Route to Blue: Solid‐State Synthesis of Phthalocyanines
    Daniel Langerreiter, Mauri A Kostiainen, Sandra Kaabel*, Eduardo Anaya‐Plaza*
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022, 61, e202209033. HOT article. 
  2. Supercharged Fluorescent Protein-Apoferritin Cocrystals for Lighting Applications
    Marta Patrian, Ahmed Shaukat, Mattia Nieddu, Jesus Agustin Banda-Vazquez, Jaakko VI Timonen, Juan Pablo Fuenzalida Werner*, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza*, Mauri A Kostiainen*, Ruben D Costa*
    ACS Nano, 2023, 17, 21, 21206-21215
  3. Simultaneous Organic and Inorganic Host‐Guest Chemistry within Pillararene‐Protein Cage Frameworks
    Ahmed Shaukat, Eduardo Anaya‐Plaza, Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, Mauri A Kostiainen
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 2022, 28, e202104341. HOT article.
  4. A Janus-Type Phthalocyanine for the Assembly of Photoactive DNA Origami Coatings
    Asma Rahali, Ahmed Shaukat, Verónica Almeida-Marrero, Bassem Jamoussi, Andrés De La Escosura, Tomás Torres*, Mauri A Kostiainen*, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza*
    Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2021, 32, 1123-1129.
  5. Phthalocyanine–Virus Nanofibers as Heterogeneous Catalysts for Continuous‐Flow Photo‐Oxidation Processes
    Eduardo Anaya‐Plaza, Ana Aljarilla, Grégory Beaune, Nonappa, Jaakko VI Timonen, Andres de la Escosura, Tomas Torres, Mauri A Kostiainen
    Advanced Materials, 2019, 31, 1902582

Complete publication list (last five years)







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